Woods out of top 10 for first time in 14 years

Tiger Woods has fallen to 12th in the world rankings, dropping

out of the top 10 for the first time in 14 years.

Woods, who is currently out of action due to left knee and

Achilles injuries, has not won a tournament since the Australian

Masters 18 months ago. He dropped four places in the new rankings

published Monday.

Lee Westwood of England remains at No. 1, with Charl Schwartzel

of South Africa taking Woods’ place in the top 10.

Second-ranked Luke Donald missed the chance to overtake

compatriot Westwood and become No. 1 after losing in the final of

the World Match Play Championship to Ian Poulter on Sunday.

The last time Woods was ranked outside the top 10 was April

1997, before he won the Masters for the first of his 14 majors.